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When considering a confession on sexual addiction

Hi good people,

This is an article that really helped me when it came to telling those I love about this bondage of sexual addiction. Bible says Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16

Thoughts about confession

When considering confessing sin to your spouse or to family and friends, please consider the following five points:

  1. Get a second and third opinion about whether confession is necessary and, if so, what should be shared. Obviously, physical adultery should be confessed, as does habitual sin. But beyond that, there is room for discussion, and it is best to get input from others in the body of Christ.
  2. If confession needs to happen, request assistance from the body of Christ. Ask a pastor, elder, or small group leader to be with you during the confession to help ensure a godly response on all sides.
  3. Use biblical terms, and ask for forgiveness. Don’t minimize the sin; call it what the Bible calls it and then ask forgiveness. If you need to confess physical adultery, say, “I confess that I have committed adultery, and I am very sorry. Will you please forgive me?” Do not say, “I had a small affair…”
  4. Present the details of your plan for leaving sin behind—such as how you have radically amputated the source of the sin, that you are taking e.g. the Setting Captives Free 60-day course, to whom you are now being accountable, that you are checking in with the pastor or elders once a week, etc. In other words, don’t merely confess sin, but share your plan to be free from it, and what you are doing right now.
  5. Never share details. The confession should be straightforward and honest, without minimizing whatsoever, and yet not include any of the details of the sin. The sharing of details may plant thoughts in the minds of others which make it difficult to forgive. Be firm—no sharing of details.

Ref: www.settingcaptivesfree.com

Have a great pure weekend.


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